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Wrongful death: fatal collisions remain a threat in West Virginia

The untimely loss of a loved one is something no family should ever have to experience. Unfortunately, a car accident can occur at any moment, especially in the presence of negligence, and a family could be left facing a variety of hardships -- emotional and financial alike. Should another party be deemed at fault in a fatal collision, surviving family members of a victim in West Virginia could be entitled to restitution through a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death: Failure to diagnose infection basis of lawsuit

When parents in West Virginia and elsewhere take their child to a hospital, they generally expect him or her to receive a certain quality of care in the process. Should a medical facility or health care professional fail to provide the appropriate level of treatment, the health of a patient could be place at significant risk. A family in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against an emergency room chain, claiming negligence led to the wrongful death of their 4-year-old daughter.

Wrongful death: Hit-and-run accident leads to death of woman

When it comes to losing a loved one, not knowing what happened can be exceedingly challenging. However, finding out days later that the loss was the result of the negligence of another party can be even more difficult to accept, and surviving family members may wish to pursue restitution by filing a wrongful death claim. The body of a 36-year-old woman was recently discovered in a river in West Virginia following an investigation that led authorities to believe she was involved in a hit-and-run accident.

Wrongful death: Collision claims life of 34-year-old woman

Head-on collisions can be some of the most dangerous accidents a person might experience, each of which runs the risk of ending in serious injuries, or worse. Many families in West Virginia and elsewhere have lost someone close under similar circumstances, in some cases at the hands of a negligent driver. Those forced to endure the loss of a loved one due to negligence could choose to seek guidance in pursuing restitution through a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death: West Virginia man dies in head-on collision

A fatal accident has reportedly claimed the life of a 37-year-old man in West Virginia. Motor vehicle accidents can be dangerous incidents that threaten the safety of everyone involved, perhaps especially when one vehicle hits another head-on. Many families have experienced loss under similar circumstances, some of which may choose to pursue restitution through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Fatal pedestrian accidents can lead to wrongful death claims

With warmer weather closing in, individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere might choose to walk from place to place for a variety of reasons. Whether to save on gas prices or just for enjoyment, this means of transportation offers numerous benefits, but there could be some safety concerns. Although crosswalks and traffic lights can increase pedestrian safety, accidents do occur. Many of them are catastrophic, and some result in civil claims for wrongful death.

Wrongful death: Heroin possibly a factor in fatal accident

The influence of drugs and/or alcohol can significantly reduce a person's ability to safely operate a vehicle. Individuals who choose to drive while impaired can jeopardize the safety of everyone nearby. Accidents that occur under similar circumstances often end in catastrophe. A recent crash in West Virginia resulted in the apparent wrongful death of a man that fell as far as 80 feet following the incident.

Collision involving tractor-trailer leads to wrongful death of 4

Many companies across the country use tractor-trailers to transport materials from place to place. These particular vehicles have numerous capabilities, from the ability to carry heavy loads to the possible capacity of storing and transporting frozen goods. However, there is a possible downside to the size of similar vehicles, with collisions involving a semi often ending in catastrophe. An accident in West Virginia under similar circumstances recently led to the apparent wrongful death of four individuals in a minivan.

Faulty emergency brake leads to wrongful death in West Virginia

Scheduled maintenance for company vehicles can be crucial in avoiding safety issues. Larger vehicles that carry heavy loads can be hard on brakes, and they usually require frequent attention. A man died in a recent accident in West Virginia when he was run over by his truck after the emergency brake failed. If the company is found to be negligent in the maintenance of the truck, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the victim's family.

Nursing facility named defendant in wrongful death lawsuit

Television commercials for senior living and care make those types of places look like the perfect home for an aging parent or grandparent. However, the experience one West Virginia woman had was not so idyllic, according to her daughter, who has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the woman's death. The claim is against several people and corporations involved in the mother's care over the last few years of her life.

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